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Literacy On Tour (Lit On Tour) began as an initiative of the International Festival of Authors (IFOA), a registered Canadian non-profit charitable organization that presents an 11-day literary festival in Toronto each year.

Now in its tenth year, Lit On Tour partners with libraries, bookstores, universities and communities to present the best writers of contemporary literature across the province through the IFOA Ontario programme. Events include readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions and public book signings, as well as a focus on bringing authors into the classroom for students of all ages through our Young Readers programme.

Lit On Tour is excited to showcase the IFOA artists of the written word all over Ontario. Confirmed cities for 2016-2017 include Etobicoke, Hamilton, London, Midland, Oliver Paipoonge, Owen Sound, Parry Sound, St. Catherine’s, Scarborough, Thunder Bay, Windsor and Woodstock.


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“I liked how pleased the audiences were to see us.  They clearly did note, and appreciate, the effort IFOA had taken to make these events work, and ‘rewarded’ the authors with their enthusiasm. ”

- Charles Foran

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